Case Studies

Black Isle

Commercial Biomass Installation

Reason for Switching to Biomass

Three properties, two with electric and one with gas central heating, existing electric heating was inefficient and very expensive to run without providing sufficient heat and hot water. Could not afford to continue with this form of heating, having enough hot water for a young family was an issue too.

The Solution

R&I Cruden installed a 65kW biomass boiler system along with new central heating and hot water systems in properties. A Lindner and Sommerauer biomass boiler that can run on pellets or wood chip. Boiler, buffer and 10 tonne fuel store located in purpose built boiler house and connected to buildings via highly insulated underground pipe and highly efficient pumps.

The Result

Fuel cost saving up to 77% compared to previous electric and LPG.

Dual fuel boiler so not tied to one fuel supply.

Satrted off running on pellets before sorting out suitable wood chip supply and delivery method.

CO2 reduced.

Warm buildings all year round and lots of hot water.

The guys carried out a fantastic job over the whole project, we are now enjoying having sufficient heat for the first time - its great. Thank you for a great job.

Mr MacDonald, Owner

Black Isle Boiler

Key Facts

Fuel Consumption

17 Tonnes of Pellets. 69% Fuel Saving.

23 Tonnes of Woodchip. 77% Fuel Saving.

Estimated C02 Saving

43 Tonnes or 96% (pa)

Average Project Cost (Biomass only)

£50 - 65,000

RHI Approved (payback over 20 years)

Average payments of £7,000pa

Project Payback Period

5 years

Total Payback (including fuel saving)

£380,000 (Plus continued fuel savings)

Financial information based on average project this size. Estimated figures not guaranteed. RHI figures at time of install.

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